I absolutely love how the dining room turned out, and the kitchen window treatments are perfect!
Miller says she and one of the homeowners had fun together finding spots to place art pieces collected over the years. We took the height and divided it in half, so that once the mattresses are in place, each bunk will have the same amount of space. You’ll feel much better about a structure that is too strong, as opposed to one that is too weak. He then nailed the two together to create a 2 5/8 squared post (twice to create two posts). Once again, when placing the head and foot wall in place, figure for an additional 1 3/8 inches (for a layer of plywood facing on each wall). Secure the 2x4s for the bottom bunk to the walls so their tops are exactly 5 inches from the ground. Chris’s dad taught him how to do them, but here is a thorough tutorial that describes the process. Getting the wires run before adding the rest of the plywood facing is extremely important (and probably pretty obvious, but we have to point it out). Once all of that is in place, you’re ready to add the sheets of plywood sheathing that go in the mattress areas. I expected (just saw the drawing and didn’t really think about the depth) – that’s going to be a fun little space to have!
I thought bed frames needed to be slatted (or have holes) to allow air to circulate through the mattress?
Charly soon after we got word that her bone cancer was too advanced and she had only days to live. The area under the stairs could also be used for storage either as shelves or drawers opening over the bed or over the stairs. The overlapping bunk bed designs for 3 bunks are a good solution if you have 8ft of ceiling height and no sloping roof. For 4 bunks, straight forward overlapping arrangements no longer deliver these benefits – there’s just too many sleepers to fit in!
Bunk wall inches
Overlapping where the sides of the bunks are parallel to each other but they are on different positions on the wall. If you are still in doubt for bunk bed take a look at our collection and make a right decision!
These aren’t conventional bunks, but the end result is still two beds, one above the other. We also decided to re- do 2 other closets in our house since his ideas were “budget friendly”!
With over 15 years of experience, we specialize in luxury residential and architectural design. I designed on either end of the beds and the length of the mattresses, that left us with 42 inches for the reading nook–which we were happy about. The plywood would be on both sides of the walls at the foot and head of the bed, meaning we would need studs that were 2 5/8 inches wide, as opposed to the 3 1/2 inches you get out of a 2×4. It’s not a bad idea to get more product than you think you’ll need, and return what is unused. The head wall is simple framing – 4 studs, evenly spaced throughout 40 inches with a top and bottom piece.
For the mattress supports, cut 8 2x4s (no need to send these ones through the table saw – they’ll be stronger if you keep them at their standard thickness) to that exact length (81 3/8). Measure halfway from the ground to the ceiling and mark the head and foot walls at that point. Chris has done a lot of electrical work so he handles it himself, but even when you do it yourself it’s important to get your inspections done to keep your family safe.
Friday’s post that we were still not sure if we were going to put switches in the bunkbeds to give the girls the power or what!
Is the framing of the bunk attached in any way to the framing in the wall, floor, or ceiling joists, or are the head and foot board walls simply just attached to each other and free?
If something gets stained and we need to replace it, then we just cut the carpet around the bed. Did you have to screw or nail into the carpet or did you just place them on carpet and the pressure of beds will secure to ground?
We’re sharing a bunch of interesting and crazy behind-the-scenes details from our shoot with @doityourselfmagazine.
The bottom bunk would be perfect for a toddler being close to the floor so there’s not far to fall and sufficient head room. The middle bunk would need something extra in the design to provide a sheltered feeling either with a bead head, or maybe another piece of furniture such as a wardrobe continuing the built in bunk bed design. The average male sitting height is 36ins (91cm) but most bunk beds are built with children in mind. If there are bunks where the pillow end sticks out into the room work some sort of sheltering around the pillow area into the design – maybe just a bed head to give a cozy feeling.